There’s been plenty of hype in recent days here in Australia about Prince William’s visit to flood and cyclone affected areas of Queensland and Victoria. It’s been great to see, despite our republican tendencies, that Australians remain very warm towards the British royal family.

The second in line to the royal throne has done much to endear himself to the Australian public. He visited communities devastated by the Black Saturday fires of 2009 in January 2010, and his visit this year coupled with the fact he is the son of the much-loved Princess Diana, has firmly cemented his place in Australia’s affections.

I was way too busy to get to any of the waiting points to see Prince William, even though he actually came right into Brisbane, probably about 5km from my house. In any case I had a dose of royalty last year when I visited the United Kingdom. These photos below are ones I took of the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles at the Braemar Highland Games in Scotland. Read more